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Frimet Roth's opinion piece, "Mr Netanyahu, how’s that working for you?" appears today in Times of Israel:
Here we go again. The next tranche of terrorist murderer releases is five days away.
“The decision to free prisoners is one of the most difficult I made as prime minister. This decision was necessary in our current reality. We have to navigate through a complex international arena full of challenges.”
“These prisoners are heroes and fighters who fought so that we could live in dignity…We appreciate [them] and are proud of them.”
“Palestinian negotiators and advocacy teams are already preparing for the ‘day after’ - to lobby the international community for support after the talks fail to bring any tangible results other than the freeing of older prisoners.”
Egypt has threatened to crush Hamas if it renews its rocket fire into Israel. Accordingly, the organization is currently doing all it can to rein in the activity of its more extreme armed factions… What is taboo for Hamas in Gaza is not necessarily seen that way with regard to the West Bank. The reestablishment of the terror networks in the West Bank makes it possible to keep the fire of the struggle burning, and at the same time to exact a price from Israel and undermine the competing government of the PA there.
“It turns out that exile in Gaza has not persuaded most of them to go into a new line of work. The senior figures among them were coopted into Hamas’ apparatus in the Strip and some have been given key appointments relating to the renewal of the networks in the West Bank.”